HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials set up 55 shelters, evacuated 50,000 people, rushed in emergency personnel and took steps to protect crops in Cuba’s main tobacco-growing region. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said “significant wind and storm surge impacts” were occurring Tuesday morning in western Cuba. Ian sustained top winds were 125 mph (205 kmh) and as much as 14 feet (4.3 meters) of storm surge was predicted along Cuba’s coast. Ian was forecast to strengthen even more over warm Gulf of Mexico waters, reaching top winds of 140 mph (225 kmh) before making landfall again. Tropical storm-force winds were expected in Florida late Tuesday, reaching hurricane force Wednesday morning.
Investigations are taking place into unexplained leaks affecting both the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which bring gas from Russia to Europe via the Baltic Sea. The leaks pose a massive danger to ships in the Baltic Sea where the pipes are located, and to the wider environment, analysts say.
The Irish finance minister has unveiled one of the biggest giveaway budgets in the country's history. Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil (Irish parliament) that he was in a position to do so because the country had a large budget surplus. Most of that comes from a huge increased tax-take...
Perhaps no game appeared as a bigger lock for NFL knockout picks than Chiefs vs. Colts last week. But Indy pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the young season, and now you can't simply pencil in whomever is facing Indianapolis when making your NFL survivor pool picks. This week, the Colts face the Titans, who are also coming off their first win, as they made the Raiders the league's only 0-3 team.
Pollution has become a worrying threat to Nigeria’s Osun River. The river supports millions of people who rely on the water for agriculture as well as industries. It is also an integral part of Nigeria’s treasured Osun-Osogbo sacred grove, a UNESCO world heritage site. Emmanuel O. Akindele unpacks what’s causing the pollution, what harm it’s causing and what must change to preserve the river’s biodiversity.
Triple-A Syracuse is the only Mets minor league team left in action. Triple-A: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (75-72) 5, Syracuse Mets (64-84) 8 Box Score. DH Francisco Alvarez: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB, .226/.371/.439. RF Carlos Rincon: 1-for-3, HR (5), 2 R, BB, K, .225/.276/.401. 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-for-2. 2B, 2...
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Justice Department submitted a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago, along with a declaration supporting the accuracy of the new list, as part of a special master review. The special master, U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, had ordered the Justice Department to...
Abuelos and Abuelas say the darndest and most accurate things sometimes.
A hotline set up to allow Russian soldiers to surrender is already getting calls, Ukraine claims. Ukraine says its "I Want to Live" hotline guarantees confidentiality and humane treatment. Some Russians have been scrambling to avoid Putin's newly announced partial mobilization. Russian men drafted to war by President Vladimir Putin's...
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People Are Sharing Things That Are Seen As Signs Of Maturity But Really Shouldn't Be, And It's Thought Provoking
"I always thought there would be a point in my life where I wouldn't be interested in things like video games or Transformers. I looked at my dad, and felt one day I'd just be 'mature' enough to put it all away. That day has not yet come. I'm 50."
Karl-Anthony Towns made a go-ahead fadeaway jumper with 3:53 left as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the host Miami Heat 113-104
Facebook parent company Meta said it took down two unconnected networks of accounts based in China and Russia for seeking to influence political narratives in part about Russia's war with Ukraine. Meta called the Russia-based operation "the largest and most complex Russian-origin operation that we've disrupted since the beginning of...
INDIANAPOLIS — The third suspect charged in the 2015 death of Amanda Blackburn reached a plea deal on Monday. Diano Gordon pled guilty by agreement to robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and was ordered to serve a 30-year sentence for his role in the fatal robbery of Amanda Blackburn.
OAKES, ND (NewsDakota.com) – The #8 Oakes Tornadoes took down the Kindred Vikings in Monday night volleyball action in three sets (25-12, 25-7, 25-22). The game started out close with both teams trading points until it got to 10-10. After that the Tornadoes went on an impressive run of points making it 22-11. They would trade points till they won the 25-12.
Have something to say? Lookout welcomes letters to the editor, within our policies, from readers. Guidelines here. From his perch in an elementary school gym during last month’s Michigan primary, Grand Rapids City Clerk Joel Hondorp oversaw the electronic book of eligible voters, while first-time election workers Kimberly and Shayne Becher helped check people in and explain how to fill out ballots.
Louisiana Man Found Guilty of Weapons Violations and Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine. New Orleans, Louisiana – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on September 23, 2022, that Derrick Estes, age 42, of New Orleans, Louisiana was found guilty as charged on September 21, 2022, after a two-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey.
DALLAS (Nexstar) — Not only can you hear from two candidates vying for governor of Texas on Friday night, Nexstar Media Group is giving you the opportunity to see how undecided voters in Texas are reacting to what Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke said live during the event.